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Eight graduate from WDT truck driving program

Eight students recently graduated from the Professional Truck Driving Program at Western Dakota Tech.

The graduates: Albert Beasley of Summerset, Brandon Gifford and Thomas Van Asma of Piedmont, John Ellsworth Jr. of Hermosa, David Herbel of Rapid City, Marty Mechaley of Custer, and Erik Whittenberg of Box Elder.

The students completed the six-week training program and earned their South Dakota Class A commercial driver's license.

The Professional Truck Driving Program is offered through WDT's Corporate Education Center. Learn more at

Western Dakota Tech is the only technical institute that serves the western South Dakota region. WDT offers more than 30 programs in a variety of fields, including Business and Computers, Construction Trades, Health Services, Legal and Public Services, Manufacturing and Mechanical Trades, and Science and Technology. More than 96 percent of WDT's most recent graduates are working, continuing their education, or serving in the military, and 90 percent remain in South Dakota.

WDT faculty, staff, and administration focus their efforts on helping students gain the skills and experiences they need to succeed. Through hands-on learning, internships, and industry partnerships, WDT students graduate ready to make real and immediate contributions to their employers and their communities.

For information about WDT, contact Admissions at (800) 544-8765, (605) 718-2565 or Visit WDT on the web at

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